Classical of the Week: Leicester International Music Festival, New Walk Museum & Art Gallery, Leicester


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Under the imaginative artistic direction of the oboist Nicholas Daniel, this year's festival celebrates both the art of music and music inspired by art.

Set alongside classic chamber masterpieces by Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven are four works by contemporary composers who have found inspiration in works of art: Jonathan Harvey's Grünewald-inspired Death of Light/Light of Death, David Matthews's Titian-inspired The Flaying of Marsyas, Sven-Ingo Koch's Tarkovsky-inspired Nostalgia and Michael Berkeley's Collision, a combination of sound and images created in collaboration with the artist Kevin Laycock.

Besides Daniel himself, an impressive line-up includes the Carducci String Quartet, violinist Priya Mitchell, violist Maxim Rysanov, cellist Guy Johnston, harpist Helen Sharp and pianist Katya Apekisheva.

(0116 225 4920; Thur to 16 Sept